Could someone please do me a favor?

For some reason Apple will accept podcast submissions only from people who have a valid iTunes store account. What that means is if you don’t own a credit card issued in a country in which the iTunes Store is available, you can’t submit.

Could someone please submit Herro Flom Japan’s RSS? A friend of mine in the US did it for me the day after iTunes 4.9 came out but I’m still not showing up. Maybe it got lost.

This one too. This guy from Australia is in the same boat.

(Thank you Kevin!)

Are there people out there who wouldn’t mind giving international podcasters a hand? All you have to do is paste their URLs into the form in the iTunes podcast directory. I’d like to set up a mailing list where people willing to help would subscribe, and podcasters from iTunes-less countries could send a request to the ML with their URL. You paste the URL, reply to the request e-mail, CC to the requester, done. Problem solved, podcasters happy, listeners have access to more content, world peace breaks out, I get a Nobel Prize, Angelina Jolie dumps Brad, and all those who helped get to hear the podcast of Angie and I consummating our wedding vows.

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Rich Pav

Richard has been living in Japan since 1990 with his wife and two teenage sons, Tony and Andy.

12 thoughts to “Could someone please do me a favor?”

  1. iTunes tells me that both RSS feeds have already been submitted, so I guess it’s only a matter of time before they show up!

    1. Thank you. I don’t get it, half the podcasts from Japan are listed twice and I can’t get listed once. Maybe they found out I switched to Windows about five years ago.

  2. Rich,

    I’m happy to help in any way that can get you
    listed in iTunes or anywhere else.

    Contact me with specific instructions and I’ll
    go to work for you.

    I think I follow the instructions that were
    written out on your 7.21 blog but I need
    them to be a little more detailed as to what
    needs to be done at the iTunes website

    Paul in Sunnyvale

    1. Paul,

      Would you be willing to help podcasters in other countries who can’t submit their own podcasts to the iTunes directory? My feed has been submitted, so until Apple gets around to adding it there’s not much I can do.

  3. I’m willing to help too. Its pretty obvious that iTunes 4.9 was a rush job, hopefully these things will be fixed in the next version.

  4. I am willing to join the team as well.

    I think I would like an arm band or pith helmet like the UN or something to help people in the ether distinguish me from podcasters/podcatchers that are not involved though.

  5. I need help submitting my podcast as well. It’s a bootleg podcast, done by me in Australia, and has a bunch of the world’s best bootleggers tracks on it. I’m doing episode 2 later this week, and would love to have it submitted. any help will be GREATLY appreciated.

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